God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good! All things work together for good. He is a good God. God is for my good, always for my good.
Most of us have said it at least once in our lifetime and it sounds almost empty after awhile.
Yes, the kind of statements that have turned into cliches.
We say it, recite it and we occasionally encourage others with them.
But when I think about the word good, it was not until last week I realized that my understanding of goodness is actually sort of warped.
My idea of God’s love towards me has always been wrapped around the belief that God will give me the things that will make me happy. That my desires will be met. And of course, positive and good things will happen.
I’ve never given much thought to God being good or loving towards me even in the NOs of answered prayers. Never understood the idea of God being good in the taking away of certain things or not meeting a particular desire I have.
On my bad days, I would find myself questioning how God could claim to love me and allow these things to happen. And on my really good days, I would comfort myself with the word of God. Continue reading